POLITICAL NEWS - Every plan that president Cyril Ramaphosa has for the country will be derailed, not by opposition parties but by the ANC. This is according to Democratic Alliance chief whip and MP John Steenhuisen who tabled how the ANC would be the ones to oppose, if not derail, Ramaphosa’s plans for the country.
Steenhuisen, during a state of the nation address debate on Tuesday, said the president needed to deal decisively with those implicated in the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.
“You’re never going to achieve many of the lofty goals you’ve set for yourself because your party and alliance partners just will not let you. Your plans to restructure Eskom will be scuttled, not by the opposition, but by your own Cosatu (Congress of South African Trade Unions) alliance partners. Your plans to fix schools will be undermined, not by the opposition, but by your own Sadtu (South African Democratic Teachers Union) alliance partners. Your acceleration of the NDP (National Development Plan)… will be blocked, not by the opposition, but your own fellow travellers in the SACP (South African Communist Party).”
The time to deal decisively with corruption is now, according to Steenhuisen, who added that Ramaphosa had to deal with corruption in his own party first.